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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Historic Presentations

I recently finished my summer as Helen Hunt Jackson at Seven Falls here in Colorado Springs.  It is a job I simply love.  Mrs. Jackson is a historic personage that I have a great deal of admiration for.  When I portray this woman I feel like I am giving people a chance to see a small part of a woman who did so many wonderful things in her life and left a legacy that should not be lost.  The greatest compliments I received were the ones where my audience told me that they truly belived I was Helen. 

If anyone ask why I do this the answer is: I want to make sure that these pioneers are not forgotten.  The work they did and the lives they touched are an inspiration to those of us still here.  If they could do it so can we.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008



Perhaps people think it strange to visit cemeteries.  I find it a great way to get a feel for a town and its' past.  As you walk among the sites you can see when there were waves is illness, or perhaps in the cast of mining towns accidents.  Most cemeteries were for the 'good' folk, but there were exceptions made.  For me it is a starting point for trying to understand why the exceptions, what made the difference?

I am including a photo and poem inspired by the photo from my recent trip to Silver Cliff.  Some of you may remember the short story about Elsie and Ruth that took place in that historic Colorado town.  They want me to tell more of who they are and their experiences.  


At birth I roared my challenge to the world

At child hood I shouted my intentions to everyone.

In adulthood I spoke of my dreams and desires

In death I whisper my story.

I hope someone hears, to keep all I am alive.

By Doris McCraw

writing as Angela Raines

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Doris McCraw

Doris McCraw
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